this picture accurately depicts why the chest clip is called a CHEST clip an why it’s meant to be at armpit level on the chest. the placement is supposed to be at armpit level because the ribs are there to extend around vital organs such as the lungs and the heart. there is the sternum and collarbone there to protect all of the vital organs underneath. if the chest clip is down on their belly, there is nothing there to protect the blow into their organs such as their intestines and stomach. chest clips belong even with armpit level. straps should be at or below shoulder level for rear facing children, and straps should be tight enough to where you cannot pinch them. and please remember to rearface as long as possible, preferably until the child reaches the limits of their seat, OR as a minimum of 2 according to a new guideline from the AAP. #erf #rearfacing #carseat #carseatsafety #chestclipnotbellyclip #mumblr